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  • An introduction to Sadequain, Chughtai

    ISLAMABAD: On the second and final day of the Children’s Literature Festival in Islamabad, at the Lok Virsa National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Dheere Bolo held a workshop on two Pakistani artists: Sadequain and Chughtai...

    She explained that Chughtai’s work mirrored the style of miniature paintings, and was very detailed...

  • Remembering the feminine side of Ismat Chughtai

    KARACHI: Among the many reasons why I decided to translate the memoirs of Ismat Chughtai was to dispel this incorrect perception that she had become a Hindu and hence her wish to be cremated when she passed away...

    This was Noor Zaheer speaking at her book launch Kaghazi Hai Pairahan (The Paper Attire) on the final day of the 7th Karachi Literature Festival...

  • Tributes paid to Ismat Chughtai, Qurratulain Hyder

    ISLAMABAD: Zambeel Dramatic Readings presented a tribute to Ismat Chughtai and Qurratulain Hyder referred to in the Islamabad Literature Festival’s programme as Lady Changez Khan and Pom Pom Darling, nicknames that each writer had given the other...

    The Zambeel group selected what are amongst the most exquisite short stories written in modern Urdu literature, Nazara Darmiyaan Hai and Ghoongat by QurratulainHyder and Ismat Chughtai...

  • Ismat Chughtai

    ISMAT Chugtai (15August 1915 – 24 October 1991) was an eminent Indian writer who is often heralded as a fierce feminist and considered by many to be the grand dame of Urdu fiction...

    She was an important figure in the Progressive Writers Movement and is one of the four pillars of modern Urdu short story, the other three being Saadat Hasan Manto, Krishan Chander and Rajinder Singh Bedi
  • The feminist voice of Ismat Chughtai

    Ismat Chughtai is one of the great, pioneering writers of Urdu fiction, a woman who gave Urdu a unique feminist perspective and whose writing has influenced generations of others...

    Worse, in the list of contents, Chughtai’s creative memoir is simply listed as Kaghazi Hai Pairahan without any translation at all...

  • First DNA lab in Sindh opening today

    KARACHI: The first-ever deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) laboratory in Sindh is set to be inaugurated on Thursday by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and the lab will help the provincial police and health authorities get the DNA tests done especially during emergency situations, officials said on Wednesday...

    The forensic, toxicology and molecular biology lab for DNA test was established at the Liaquat University of Medical and Health...

  • CM opens Sindh’s first DNA lab

    KARACHI: The first-ever DNA lab in Sindh was inaugurated on Thursday by Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah who said the laboratory would help the law enforcement agencies in emergencies and solve difficult cases...

    “I am pleased to know that the forensic and molecular lab for DNA testing will issue reports in just 72 hours,” said Mr Shah after formally inaugurating the DNA lab at the CM House...

  • Sindh govt given two-week deadline to build forensic lab

    Acting Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed on Saturday set a two-week deadline for the Sindh government to establish a forensic laboratory in the province after berating its representatives for not having done so already...

    "The time granted [for the formation of the lab] was one year but a year and a half has passed," the chief justice observed while chairing a high-level meeting also attended by provincial home and health...

  • Pakistan gets nuclear pest control lab

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan can immensely benefit from a new laboratory opened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to combat insect pests that spread disease and damage crop...

    The new laboratory will increase IAEA’s ability to assist member countries in the application of Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) — a nuclear technique of insect birth control which involves using radiation to sterilise male insects, reared in large numbers and...
  • Nanochemistry lab at GCU

    LAHORE: Eminent chemist Prof Dr Muhammad Akhyar Farrukh will be the director of a nanochemistry laboratory established at the Government College University (GCU)...

    An announcement to this effect was made by GCU Vice Chancellor Khaleequr Rahman at a ceremony on Wednesday
  • US military accidentally shipped live Anthrax sample to lab

    WASHINGTON: The US military accidentally shipped at least one live Anthrax sample to a commercial lab in Maryland but there was no public threat from the mishap, a defence official said on Wednesday...

    A Defence Department laboratory in Utah had “inadvertently” transferred the live Anthrax sample to a commercial lab and government health authorities were still testing other samples that had been shipped to laboratories in nine other...

  • Hassan, Hania bag titles in Essa Lab Open tennis

    KARACHI: Hassan Farooq outplayed Nouman Aftab to win the Under-18 boys singles title while Hania Naveed beat Rida Khan to clinch the U-18 girls singles title in the 3rd Edition of Essa Lab Open Tennis Championship which conmcluded at the Karachi Gymkhana on Friday...

    Dr,Jamil Ahmed, DIG Karachi South, was the chief guest on the occasion and gave away the trophies besides distributing prizemoney of Rs100,000 among the winners and...

  • 4 lab workers, 22 S. Koreans exposed to anthrax: US military

    WASHINGTON: As many as 22 people in South Korea and four US lab workers may have been exposed to anthrax after the American military accidentally shipped out at least one live sample, officials said...

    The four lab employees were undergoing medical treatment as a precaution after the military sent the sample inside the country to a commercial lab in Maryland, US officials said on Wednesday...

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